A great opportunity for women who are involved in agriculture! Annie's Project: Empowering Women in Agriculture - Risk Management for Farm Women on Tuesdays, March 3 – April 14 6 sessions (April 14th held for a snow day) 10:00am – 2:00pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County Steuben County Annex Building, 20 East Morris St. Bath, NY 14810.
The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Annie’s Project is designed especially for women farmers, partners on the farm, agri-businesses, or those working within the food system to help develop management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations from local professionals, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands-on training.
This program is for women who have been involved with farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. However, this series is still applicable for those looking to get into farming, or with only a few years’ experience. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from local agricultural professionals and importantly, network and share their farming experiences with other women in similar situations. Annie’s Project provides education in 5 Risk Categories, including Financial, Human Resources, Legal, Market, and Production.
At the end of the 6-week program, participants will:
- Understand personality types to communicate better with business partners
- Balance family living expenses together with other costs of doing ag business
- Interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow projections to make business decisions
- Review labor laws, requirements, and their implications
- Understand how assets are titled and learn about estate planning tools
- Consider available marketing opportunities relevant to your production
- Review Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and USDA deadlines and implications
The cost is $75 for the series and includes meals, all course materials including copies of all presentations and worksheets, professional advice from guest facilitators and trainers, and support from a variety of community partners.